Prefolds Ecourse – Part 2 How to fold a prefold.

Here is part 2 to our cloth nappy ecourse. How to fold a Prefold. Which fold to use? And how to place inside the cover. This is best done via photos and short descriptions. But if you would like something you can print, Bummis have a great guide.

I am using a cotton prefold to demonstrate.

Basic Fold

Used to lay inside a cover. Can also lay your boosting inside the fold.

Lay flat with longest edge to you.

Lay flat with longest edge to you.

Fold left or right side to middle

Fold left or right side to middle

Fold other side to middle.

Fold other side to middle.

Flip over and place in cover.

Flip over and place in cover.

Front Absorbency Fold

Great for boys or tummy sleepers. Used to lay inside a cover. Can also lay your boosting inside the fold.

For this fold you are working on the shortest edge.

Lay prefold flat, vertical or horizontal

Lay prefold flat, vertical or horizontal

Fold about one quarter to one third over on one side.

Fold about one quarter to one third over on one side.

Fold one edge over.

Fold one edge over.

Fold other edge over

Fold other edge over

Flip over and place in cover.

Flip over and place in cover.

Fan Fold

Great for the runny poos. Requires a Snappie. Mostly used on newborns, but can be used at any stage. Please welcome Mr Teddy.

Lay flat with shortest edge towards you.

Lay flat with shortest edge towards you.

Fold one third over to the middle.

Fold one third over to the middle.

Fold other side to middle.

Fold other side to middle.

Fan out one half of the nappy, from the top.

Fan out one half of the nappy, from the top.

Place baby on prefold, fold up bottom, bring around fanned edges and fasten with a Snappie

Place baby on prefold, fold up bottom, bring around fanned edges and fasten with a Snappie

Mr Teddy is set!

Mr Teddy is set!

Twist Fold

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Great for the runny poos. Mostly used on newborns, but can be used at any stage. Best fold, as no folding is required! Only a twist.

Lay flat with shortest edge towards you.

Lay flat with shortest edge towards you.

Twist at front once and pull up. Place cover on.

Twist at front once and pull up. Place cover on.

Covers

Apply the cover over the prefold or place prefold in cover then apply entire nappy to baby/toddler.

Cover and prefold seperate

Cover and prefold seperate

Prefold placed in cover.

Prefold placed in cover.

Prefold place in front flap of cover, if there is a flap sewn in.

Prefold place in front flap of cover, if there is a flap sewn in.

Next week we will look at the prefolds and packages available at Apikali.

cloth nappy doctor chat soon

 

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